Register of Deeds










Real estate-related instruments that affect title to approximately 300,000 parcels of land located in Milwaukee County are recorded here

The following documents and services are available through the Register of Deeds:

  • certified copies of birth, death and marriage records*
  • request to file a military discharge for safe keeping


In addition, the Office of the Register of Deeds records, scans and compiles an index of real estate documents, corporation papers and military discharges; records informal probate instruments; files and keeps an index of financing statements; collects the real estate transfer tax; and performs such other functions as provided, pursuant to Sections 59.51, 69.23 and other pertinent sections of the Wisconsin Statutes.

*Event must have taken place in Milwaukee County


Mission Statement:  The mission of the Milwaukee County Register of Deeds Office is to provide timely, secure, accurate, archival accessible and cost-effective record systems and services that are delivered in a prompt and courteous manner.


Register of Deeds:  John La Fave

Office Hours: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday

Office Address:    901 N. 9th Street, Courthouse Room 103, Milwaukee WI 53233-1458

Office Email:


Office Phone:  414-278-4021                       Office Fax:   414-223-1257

John La Fave
Register of Deeds

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